We offer background
checks on individuals and business entities in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries of the Former Soviet Union.
Here is what that you need to know before
ordering a background check.
If you never
personally met the person whom you are trying to check, please visit our
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backgrounds checks take longer and cost more in Russia and Ukraine than most
people expect. Even with the simplest
investigation such as a Registered Address Locator check, for
example, you can count on at least 1-4 business days processing time.
Employment checks and marital records checks, often take 1-4
weeks to perform.
privacy laws In Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are much more restrictive
than in many European or Western countries, so the investigators are
very limited in the type of tools they can use and type of information
they can legally access
and Ukraine are divided in a number of sections called
"oblast," republics, and autonomic areas, which are like
states or parishes. For example, Russia has 89
of these states. Ukraine has 26.
Each state is broken into numerous districts (called "rayion").
Each oblast or
republic has a complicated system of state and local governments, each
collecting and maintaining various databases related to its function.
state, and local agencies rarely share information between themselves
and usually they do not share information with third parties, so most of their data cannot be easily accessed by the investigators. Accessing
needed information can be a real challenge.
Ukrainian governments (especially local ones) still store their
records in paper files, but more and more of them transfer information
to computerized databases each year. Still, occasionally investigators
run into situations when manual search through archives is required to
of the restrictive privacy protection laws, obtaining officially documented information is extremely difficult.
If you need actual copies of
records of any kind, please make sure to communicate this to us before we
provide you with a cost estimate. Obtaining the official records
will be more costly.
If you plan to use
any of the documents obtained through us in a court of law, please discuss
those plans with us, as there may be additional steps you may have to take
to obtain those documents in a way that will follow the laws set by your
is very frequently requested, but the costs of this service are pretty
prohibitive. In fact, surveillance is the most expensive way to obtain
information, averaging about $40-$100 per hour, but not necessarily the most
effective way (depending on the goal of the investigation, of course). It is
also a difficult-to-provide service that is not available in many regions.
Russian Detective is
not a detective agency. We just locate the investigators in Russia and
contract their services on your behalf. As contractors, the investigators
set their own schedules, prices, and rules. We will have to consult with the
local investigators before providing you with any price estimates or
investigation plans. All the back-and-forth discussions between the client,
RD, and the investigators take time.
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